Thursday, July 17, 2008

Re-do On One of the "Rollin On The River" Paintings

I re-painted one of the "Rollin On The River" paintings, because two people whose artistic opinion I respect, told me that the dead tree trunk did not read as such. So I split the tree, as it went up the foliage covered levee, into branches. I think this gives more of an impression of a dead tree and has a less rigid look as compared to my first painting. What do you think?...now be honest, pretty please. I painted Highway 50 over the Sacramento river and I another (more lyrical) tugboat painting.

15 comments:

s/n, s/e, s/d said...

loved brooster, the roster.

David Lobenberg said...

Labia: Gracias! Lots of cool photos on your blog and great photo links!

VanDerHoekArt said...

I like the change in the tree David. It keeps my eye for wandering off the top of the canvas and away from your focal point.

David Lobenberg said...

VanDeHoek: Hello fellow ex-graphic designer and current fine artist. I have an EasyL too and love it. Spot on with your observation. Thank you so much. I like your bold paintings and those small ones are a gas!

bonnieluria said...

The tugboat shines with morning or setting sun in that pinkish glow. It's another beauty.

The thinning out of the tree sure does work- my view missed the nuance of that element. Great job on all three of these David.

David Lobenberg said...

A most heartfelt thank you, Bonnie! Chairman Lobenberg say: A tree with many limbs attracts many admirers. The Chairman go paint now and hopefully is not contacted by the Chinese Anti defamation League!

PS: Chairman Lobenberg will unlimber Golden Open paints next week and post most honorable reaction.

PS PS: to understand this silliness, click on bonnieluria

Nava said...

My only thing with the previous dead tree was that the color towards its top competed for attention. I am all for the new version. The dude is still cranky...

The tugboat one is indeed lyrical. I am hoping that's what it looks like up in British Columbia, where we're heading tomorrow.

bonnieluria said...

Very funny continuum, comrade.
But seriously, these tugboat studies are so beautiful.
You have a talent for handling acrylics in a way that an oil painter would honor oils.

I love the mauvy pink glow that casts overall.

The treatment of the water and reflections is wonderful.

I'm duly impressed.

David Lobenberg said...

Nava: Wow!...enjoy BC. A beautiful area. Do you get the "Painter's Keys" newsletter from BC artist Robert Genn?

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Bonnie. Glad ya like my efforts. Next wk. it's on to the Golden Open acrylics. I'll see what they are all about and post a report. Power to the feline masses! (sorry, It's hard to stop after seeing your wonderful chair)

bonnieluria said...

Two things ( at least ) that you don't have to apologize for: any more tugboat paintings - they are so beautiful and each have their own characteristics, and extending the chair theme, because to me, the Mao, the merrier!

Eager for your report on the acrylics and now to confess; I just bought a load of oils to see if my yearnings are well founded.
Started playing with them yesterday and they sure are different- as you've said, both good and bad.

You'll know if I post something, how I've assessed them.

David Lobenberg said...

Bonnie: Our two forays with different mediums will be interesting.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm such a fan of 'Petey". I can see endless possibilities here.
A whole tugboat show would be fine withe me ;) For me, Petey is your signature piece.
I'm amazed at the report you gave those acrylics. I was never able to master the water to paint ratio with acrylics and the fast drying was not my friend. Your review might prompt me to try them especially for travel.
Now I must check out bonnieluria to find out what the pidgin chinee is about ;)

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

damn, it's not Petey it's Scuffy, Duh! ;)
Petey's an interloper....

David Lobenberg said...

Mary: My big question for the day is... who is Petey?